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Young adults

More children in Europe have started smoking

More young people under the age of 15 are taking up smoking, bucking the trend among adults and those over 15 where the number of new smokers has gradually declined since the 1990's.

Punctuality more important than grades for apprenticeships

Getting to work on time. An interested and cheerful manner. These matter more to employers than an apprentice’s school grades.

Occasional smoking is transitory

If you are a 21-year-old who smokes every now and then, there is a more than 50 percent chance you will completely quit before you reach 27.

Utøya survivors too often clam up

Survivors of the mass murder of young people at a summer camp by a Norwegian right-wing terrorist nearly three years ago can be reluctant to talk about their traumas, partly out of consideration for their families and friends.

Economic security for young Nordic adults wanes

Circumstances for jobless persons under the age of 25 in Sweden, Finland and Norway have changed dramatically the last 15 years. Many have become poor.

Nations mustn’t become “Neverlands”

The kids are closing in on 30, but they still live at home with parents and are without jobs, spouses or children. Are the ranks of a Peter Pan Generation rising?

Teens’ breakfast habits affect future health

Adolescents who skip breakfast or opt for something sugary in the morning are raising their risks of health problems as adults.

Online generation starts watching porn earlier

The first generation to have had unrestricted access to online porn is now entering adulthood. Will they approach sex in the same way as previous generations?

Teen fitness reduces risk of adulthood suicides

A study covering over a million Swedish men chalks up another reason why young people should be physically active.

Porn won’t ruin your sex life

We shouldn’t worry that porn affects young people’s sex lives, new study concludes.